Summit Voices

Centred around workforce and economic development, Forward Summit has attracted several Canadian leaders in Indigenous Relations and Economic Development. By lending their voices to this momentous Summit, they are shaping an inclusive, cross-industry discussion that will actionably move our country and our economies forward.

All voices are welcome at Forward Summit. If your organization has a story to tell about Indigenous successes, get in touch.

Co-Chairs

JP Gladu

President & CEO Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

Speakers

Jorge Avilés

Manager, Stakeholder & Community Relations CWL Energy Management Ltd.

Chad Bresnahan

Regional Sales Manager, Prairies Bluewave Energy, A brand of Parkland Fuel Corporation

Myrtle Engram

Principal Project Controls Specialist and Indigenous Strategy Lead Fluor

Rachel Forbes

Coordinator, Reconciliation and Responsible Investment Initiative SHARE

Janet Lane

Director, Human Capital Centre Canada West Foundation

Melody Lepine

Director, Government & Industry Relations Mikisew Cree First Nation

Brian McGuigan

Manager, Aboriginal Policy Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Allan Murphy

Vice-President, Government Relations Canadian Propane Association

Shannon Pestun

Director, Women's Entrepreneurship Business & Agriculture ATB Financial
Headshot - Laurence Riel

Laurence Riel

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives & Workforce Planning Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Ryan Robb

Senior Advisor in Stakeholder & Aboriginal Relations Suncor

Kirsten Ryder

Director of Training and Development Stoney Tribal Administration

Kiruba Sankar

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility RBC Global Procurement

Max Skudra

Director, Research and Government Relations Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Kim Smith

Senior Manager, Community Partnerships for Business & Agriculture ATB Financial

Aditi Trehan

Senior Manager, Workforce Effectiveness Tata Consultancy Services

Jessica Vandenberghe

Indigenous Community Consultant | Project Engineer | Public Speaker | Outreach Volunteer Urban Systems Ltd.

Shawn Whalen

Business Development Representative – Power Generation Superior Propane

Luanne Whitecrow

Director, Progressive Aboriginal Relations Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Ian Wilson

Business Unit Manager for Environmental Remediation Saskatchewan Research Council

Leadership Council

Jorge Avilés

Manager, Stakeholder & Community Relations CWL Energy Management Ltd.

Mahesh Jayaraman

Manager, International Capacity Development and Training University of Calgary
Headshot - Laurence Riel

Laurence Riel

Senior Advisor, Aboriginal Initiatives & Workforce Planning Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Kirsten Ryder

Director of Training and Development Stoney Tribal Administration

Jessica Vandenberghe

Indigenous Community Consultant | Project Engineer | Public Speaker | Outreach Volunteer Urban Systems Ltd.

Co-Producers

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